Mainstream America, Redistricting, Drug Prices and More

Posted on February 10, 2021

Prescription Drug Affordability Act: State agencies already review and approve costs for such things as health insurance and hospital rates. The Prescription Drug Affordability Act establishes a Board to review and establish certain prescription drug costs. Probably today, the Maryland legislature will override a veto to fully implement this groundbreaking system to lower drug costs.

Mainstream America is now substantially progressive: The media likes to say that President Biden is a centrist who is moving left to satisfy his base. That is nonsense. Progressivism has become the center of American politics; polls show that voters strongly favor a progressive economic program. For more, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Should We Raise the Minimum Wage? A debate: The President favors a $15 per hour minimum wage. In a 9-minute podcast, National Public Radio hosts take sides and show what this debate is all about.

All About Redistricting: Professor Justin Levitt of Loyola Law School has created a comprehensive website explaining how the process will work, state by state.

A wide range of progressive state environmental policies: The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) provides excellent resources for pursuing a wide range of environmental policies at the state level.

This year’s brand-new Progressive Agenda for the States and Localities: The 2021 edition of PLI’s policy handbook is now online! The Progressive Agenda highlights 50 model bills for the current year and hyperlinks to more than 100 others.